A plan of the city of New-York & its environs to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, shewing the several streets, publick buildings, docks, fort & battery, with the true form & course of the commanding grounds, with and without the town : survey'd in the winter, 1775 [i.e. 1766]


A plan of the city of New-York & its environs to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, shewing the several streets, publick buildings, docks, fort & battery, with the true form & course of the commanding grounds, with and without the town : survey'd in the winter, 1775 [i.e. 1766]

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Title:
A plan of the city of New-York & its environs to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, shewing the several streets, publick buildings, docks, fort & battery, with the true form & course of the commanding grounds, with and without the town : survey'd in the winter, 1775 [i.e. 1766]
Description:
British military engineer Lt. John Montresor produced this plan of New York under orders from Gen. Thomas Gage, whose forces were headquartered in the city. Tensions were high between citizens and British officials and soldiers, and for his own safety, Montresor conducted his surveys for the plan in secret. The resulting plan focuses on topography, rather than streets and structures, and is the first map of New York detail the outlying areas of Manhattan, beyond the city itself.
Creator:
Montrésor, John, 1736-1799
Engraver:
Andrews, Peter, fl. 1765-1782
Publisher:
Dury, Andrew
Name on Item:
P. Andrews, sculp.
Date:
[1775]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
New York (N.Y.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkNew York
Publisher:
[London] : Sold by A. Dury
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by form lines.
Oriented with north toward the upper right.
2nd state.
Dedicated to Major Gen. Thos. Gage.
Includes descriptive note, "References," and inset "A chart of the entrance to New York from Sandy Hook, shewing the properest channel for sailing, with ye banks and depths of water."
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 63 x 51 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:6,300]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_008548
LCCN:
74692879
Terms of Use:
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